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Shiny Bush

The scientific name of Shiny Bush: Peperomia pellucida Linn.

Name of Shiny Bush in different languages:-

English: Shiny Bush, Slate pencil plant, pepper elder, Pansit-pansitan

Sanskrit: Toyakandha, Varshabhoo

Malayalam: Mashitandu chedi- മഷിത്തണ്ട്, Slate Pacha-സ്ലയിറ്റ് പച്ച

Plant description:

Shiny bush is an annual herb, commonly found in rainy seasons at the wet areas, wall tops, decayed woods, roadside and wasteland. Stems are erect, fleshy, translucent, and pale green, grow to the height up to 45 cm long, with one or more branches, the leaves are watery, pale green, transparent, heart-shaped, up to 4 cm long and 3 cm wide.

Useful plant parts: Whole plant

Medicinal uses:

Used in the treatments of coughing, common cold, headache, sore throat, fever, diarrhea, kidney - prostate problems, Abdominal pains, Gout, Arthritis and high BP.

Medicinal properties:

Analgesic, Diuretic activity, and Anti-arthritic.

Chemical constituents:

Peperomins, flavonoids - acacetin, apigenin, isovitexin, and pellucidatin, phytosterols - campesterol and stigmasterol.

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